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R&B music sensation Daley recently released his sophomore album The Spectrum, which landed #1 on Amazon’s R&B album chart and #2 on iTunes. With his new single with Jill Scott gaining 1.5M spotify streams and over 1 million Youtube views, Daley has just announced The Spectrum US Tour in support of his recently-released album. Check out the full dates below.

10/10 – Rams Head; Annapolis, MD
10/11 – Fillmore; Washington, DC
10/12 – Highline; New York, NY
10/13 – StageOne; Fairfield, CT
10/16 – Brighton Music Hall; Boston, MA
10/17 – The Foundry; Philadelphia, PA
10/18 – The Underground; Charlotte, NC
10/19 – Motorco; Durham, NC
10/20 – Buckhead; Atlanta, GA
10/22 – Exit/In; Nashville, TN
10/24 – Republic; New Orleans, LA
10/25 – Soul Kitchen; Mobile, AL
10/26 – WorkPlay; Birmingham, AL
10/27 – New Daisy Theatre; Memphis, TN
10/28 – Trees; Dallas, TX
10/30 – White Oak Music Hall; Houston, TX
11/01 – The Shelter; Detroit, MI
11/02 – Deluxe; Indianapolis, IN
11/03 – A&R; Columbus, OH
11/04 – The Cambridge Room; Cleveland, OH
11/05 – Thalia Hall; Chicago, IL

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R&B hit-maker Daley has scored another home run with the release of “Until The Pain Is Gone” featuring Jill Scott. Following the March 24th release and Billboard audio premiere, the official music video has just premiered on BET Soul & Centric. “Until The Pain Is Gone” is from Daley’s forthcoming full-length studio album entitled The Spectrum.

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Daley teamed up with none other than the R&B queen Jill Scott to create a love song that reflects the bittersweet push-pull of being vulnerable in love.

“Having Jill involved is an honor,” Daley explains. “She’s royalty in my eyes- someone I’ve looked up to musically from a very malleable stage in my songwriting career. When I was just starting to understand how to put my feelings into song, Jill was one of a handful of influential artists who’s music helped me figure out how to channel that.”

Daley is set to release his upcoming studio album The Spectrum via BMG. For his second full-length album, Daley draws on professional and personal experiences from the last two years, including the loss of close friend and manager Richard Antwi. With this release, Daley has unlocked the next chapter of his musical journey with renewed inspiration… and eagerly-awaited new music.

In advance of the new album, Daley is hitting the road with Leela James on The Undeniable Tour throughout April and May. Tickets are on sale now! Please see below for tour routing and ticket information.

Daley & Leela James: The Undeniable Tour

4/06 – The Underground; Charlotte, NC
4/07 – Music Farm; Columbia, SC
4/08 – Atlanta Symphony Hall; Atlanta, GA
4/09 – House Of Blues; Lake Buena Vista, FL (Orlando, FL)
4/10 – Music Farm; Charleston, SC
4/12 – Rams Head On Stage; Annapolis, MD
4/13 – Keswick; Philadelphia, PA
4/14 – Warner Live; Washington, DC
4/15 – Apollo Theater; New York, NY
4/17 – House Of Blues; Chicago, IL
4/18 – Great Hall; Toronto, ON
4/19 – Motor City Casino; Detroit, MI
4/20 – Ready Room; St. Louis, MO
4/22 – Arena Theatre; Houston, TX
4/23 – Varsity Theatre; Baton Rouge, LA
4/25 – Madrid Theatre; Kansas City, KS
4/26 – Marathon Music Works; Nashville, TN
4/27 – Minglewood; Memphis, TN
4/28 – Soul Kitchen; Mobile, AL
4/29 – Tuscaloosa Ampitheatre; Tuscaloosa, AL
4/30 – House Of Blues; Dallas, TX
5/03 – House Of Blues; San Diego, CA
5/04 – Regent Theatre; Los Angeles,CA
5/05 – Crest Theatre; Sacramento, CA
5/06 – Palace Of Fine Arts; San Francisco, CA
5/07 – House Of Blues; Las Vegas, NV

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Last night, UK singer-songwriter DALEY sat in with The Roots, bringing his blend of “future throwback soul” to The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. (Catch Daley’s intro and lead in to “Alone Together” at 9 min)DALEY just wrapped his second sold out U.S. tour and will be performing at this year’s Essence Music FestivalHis full length debut album DAYS & NIGHTS is available now.

Days & Nights, balances Daley’s individual style and awe-worthy falsetto with illuminating vulnerability and substance. Fusing R&B/Soul aesthetics he grew up on (from Prince’s funky fervor to D’Angelo’s neo-soul) with sparse electro-ambient stylings, Daley effectively captures this generation’s sonic amalgam. While his palette’s rooted in the classics, he pushes music forward with a sound beyond his years, something he likes to refer to as “future throwback soul.” With his signature black frames and mohawk, Daley already surmises his budding status as a soul impresario for the 21st century. At only 24-years-old, the homegrown UK singer-songwriter is on his way to redefining the way R&B/Soul not only looks, but sounds and feels.

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UK singer Daley has been building up a strong fan base in both the US and UK since the release of his mixtape ‘Those Who Wait,’ which spawned the hit single “Alone Together” with Marsha Ambrosius. Just recently Daley announced that he is working on his debut album titled “Days & Nights” and today he released his new single “Songs That Remind Me Of You.” the first song and video off his upcoming project which will feature production from Pharrell and The Roots.

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34149If you were in London on the 17th January, there was only one place to be that night and that was at the Miguel concert at The Forum. Observers were certainly treated to the performance of a lifetime.

Before he emerged, Manchester’s very own Daley took to the stage to deliver a solid opening set. Maxwell’s ‘Pretty Wings’ provided a captivating beginning to the show with just a simple acoustic guitar playing, letting Daley’s voice being the main focus as fans waved their hands from side to side singing along in a kumbaya-esque moment. The set list also included songs from his mixtape Those Who Wait’ such as ‘Game Over’, ‘Alone Together’, the title song which was re-imagined as a subdued neo-soul track with a slow-burning groove and his debut single, the Jessie J-assisted ‘Remember Me’.

The promising artist also offered the fans an exclusive with a performance of forthcoming single ‘Broken’ which definitely sounds like it could be his breakthrough hit.  However the most notable moment of the show was his performance of interlude ‘Love Lost’ where the song was transformed from its acapella origin to a progressive sounding affair with a medley of Frank Ocean’s ‘Thinking About You’ & Usher’s ‘Nice & Slow’. The end result was one of raucous cheer  & delight from the audience but crowd excitement & hysteria reached its peak when the song was segued into a rendition of Usher’s ‘Climax’ taking its original quiet Storm & electronic flourishes to new heights with soaring mid-belts & wondrous utilization of his falsetto backed by a bass-heavy arrangement.

Is Daley the future of UK R&B? I think so.

 

Daley certainly warmed up the crowd but my only critique was that his set was too short, puzzling considering he had more material to offer. Despite performing with what seemed to be a relatively quiet confidence, he only really interacted with the audience when introducing himself & the songs.

It was now time for the main event…

Almost two years had passed since Alt-R&B lothario Miguel had performed at Kentish Town’s signature music venue, The Forum. In the time span since his last concert there he had released his faultless sophomore album ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ to universal acclaim, garnered numerous hit songs including two number one singles and last but not least finally earned some long overdue Grammy nominations. With all these achievements under his belt, Pimentel realised it was time make a return to British soil and exhibit to his numerous female admirers how much he’s progressed as a musician, entertainer & vocalist and trust me when I say he delivered. If you ever in doubt about the extent of Miguel’s popularity in the UK, all those doubts certainly retreated because despite his lack of a major hit in the UK, it’s clear he has a very loyal & devoted following in this territory. Following only a mere 5 minutes after Daley had exited the stage, oodles of females fans were getting extremely impatient as staff were seen arranging the stage for the spectacle we were about to witness. “Miguel Miguel Miguel” was chanted in a wild manner, reaching an enormous roar when a man who seemed to don Miguel’s signature hairstyle only turned to be his guitarist causing the boisterous screams to swiftly (and hilariously) calm down.

Strobe lights appeared, the track ‘Kaleidoscope Dream’ began blasting and the band started playing the rock-influenced intro. Miguel then entered the stage jumping & swirling & proceeded to begin singing Strawberry Swing’ … however no sound came out of the microphone. This technical difficulty eventually was rectified but Miguel didn’t want to continue with the show after an awkward start so he tells the band to stop playing and says “Okay, I’m gonna pretend I didn’t see you and you’re going to pretend you didn’t see me so let’s do this again”. The lights switch off, Miguel momentarily vanishes and the band start playing again with Miguel making an electrifying entrance as if nothing ever happened – the mark of a true showman. After the closing of the first song, Miguel took a breather to welcome the audience wishing everyone a happy year of prosperity & success. To the snowstorm of screams throughout the show, Miguel twisted and turned to an array of his oldest & newest material such as ‘How Many Drinks’, ‘Sure Thing’, ‘All I Want is You’, ‘Arch & Point’ & ‘Do You’ which was re-envisioned as reggae ditty meshed with Bob Marley’s ‘Stir It Up.

Taking advantage of the sexual & heartthrob image that’s been afforded to him since his 2010 debut, Miguel dimmed the lights to create a more sensual setting as he passionately sang the carnal ‘Pussy Is Mine’ with his stage presence taking massive influence from the book of his idol Prince, from the simulating sex on the floor to taking his shirt off & even going as far to tease his ‘area’. Female screams reached fever pitch and were undoubtedly in a frenzy which was only heightened when Miguel hilariously asked “Whose pussy is mine London?” to energetic & animated reactions.

The concert then took a somber mood as Miguel channeled ‘What’s Going On’ era Marvin Gaye as he delivered a sincere speech about global conflict & instability in the economic & political systems fittingly serving as a intro for the socially conscious ‘Candles In The Sun’ which was performed with an emotionally convincing vocal performance that had authoritative belts just coming out with an unparalleled ease.

During the second half of the show he teased the song everyone undoubtedly was waiting for – ‘Adorn’. TWICE.  He did an excellent job of raising everyone’s spirits then bringing it down by transitioning into another track but when he finally did sing the song the atmosphere was indescribable with the crowd singing along with word for word as he shuffled, strutted & delivered a brilliant performance. Even the men who wanted to keep quiet & still to maintain their chilled and nonchalant reputations couldn’t help but sing along.

The entire concert from top to bottom was exceptional. Miguel is definitely someone I will be looking to see every time he returns to London. It was simply a great presentation of fearlessness, vulnerability, soulfulness and insane talent.

Written By Sope Soetan (@SopeSoetan)

If you haven’t checked out my interview with Daley you can check it out here.